You have to complete yourself, is what I learned. And if you do, you may find that a husband isn't all that necessary. I regret not having one when the car gets cranky or the toilet backs up or something but otherwise... nah. I'm good.
Every man doesn't need a mate. So a toast to being fine with who you are and who you're with (or not with). It's time to explore variety of expression and form without judgment--singly, paired or whatever rocks your boat.
When we date we must be mindful of our own expectations and assumptions, our own projections, our own ways of communicating, our own psychological baggage, and our own attachment dynamics, so that we can learn how to grow intimately with another human being over a period of time.
When it comes to relationships, many strong, self-confident women fear that they will fail, either at finding a partnership or at making one work.
I finally learned one of the most valuable lessons of my life. I don't have to like what people do but must accept people as they are, flaws and all, and decide whether to deal with them. In order to affect change you must accept people's rights to be the way they are.
As in any other relationship, it's important to be able to talk openly and honestly about sexual desires and concerns. However, in order to be able to have good conversations in bed, you have to be having good conversations outside of bed, too -- and not just about sex, but about all the other parts of the relationship.
When I was young and looked at people whose age I am now, I often wondered if their perception of themselves changed when they looked in the mirror, or if they still had the young mind in an older body.
It's scary out there, but being afraid isn't helping any of us. So, here are a few key points to consider and some practical suggestions for parents of young teens.
Years ago, if I misbehaved, missed a curfew, or brought home a less than ideal report card, privileges would be taken away. If I was really naughty (so hard to imagine!) I would be grounded. No TV, no friends on the weekend, nothing. Nada. However, the worst punishment by far was when my phone privileges were taken away.
Respond, don't react. Rather than listening with the intent of speaking, listen with absolutely zero intention other than discovery. Don't react to what you hear, but respond to it at a later time.
They were one of 33 couples -- including same-sex couples -- who said "I do" in a mass wedding at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
It's more than luck that causes fortune to smile on someone. So don't leave your love life entirely up to chance. Here are some great tips to make Lady Luck work for you and tip the "man odds" in your favor.
One of the best ways to think of a relationship on the rocks is to reflect on your expectations for your relationship. What are they? What is it that you really want from your partner? What could your partner do now that would -- from your point of view -- make the relationship work again?
Having real discussions and airing differences is the only way to usher in the feelings of safety and true connection that lead to a lasting, meaningful relationship.
Loving another human being takes on a new dimension when we stop practicing "reactive love" and challenge ourselves to evaluate what depth of love we do and don't have to give.
Let us speak of gratefulness, what life is, and what we hope will come with the years. Let us feel confident and comfortable enough to give voice to life's moments and let them sparkle richly in the air between us.